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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ i'm on the right track baby i was born this way ♪ ♪ i'm on the right track baby i was born this way, born this way ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show," twenty-three minutes after the hour. lots of people thinking of the futures that they had that they -- teachers they had that they wouldn't to have armed. sheila in virginia. hi, sheila. >> caller: good morning, steph. this is a dear pleasure to get to talk to you. >> stephanie: thank you. you too. >> caller: i'm try not to be too long. i admit i'm a democrat
independent. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: i have a couple one for protection, one for hunting. >> stephanie: right? >> caller: okay. and i guess the other point is this whole couple of years none of us have been able to talk to each other. >> stephanie: right? >> caller: and i used to watch ed's show on another channel. >> stephanie: right. right. >> caller: why do we have to keep calling each other names. i listen to other shows just so i get the other point right? >> stephanie: right. >> caller: it reminds me why i want to be a good person to my fellow human being. >> stephanie: yeah, that's why i think the white house is being very reasoned about this debate don't you? the gun lobbyists are the only ones that are saying you can't talk about anything. >> caller: it comes down to the human being, and each of us
knowing the difference between right and wrong. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and the guy that killed his mom. there has got to be something more to that. it hurts me just as much as it does anybody else. >> stephanie: yeah, i agree. any decent people i think were affected by that -- >> caller: so sad. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: i try to look at both sides of the issue, and it's like -- [ sighs ] >> caller: i am one that has hold 18. >> stephanie: you have a clip. >> caller: and it's only for fun. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it's just for target. i would never hurt anybody. ever. unless they come in to my home to hurt me. >> stephanie: yeah, i hear ya. there are reasonable people on both sides of the debate. remember the feral pig hunter that called yesterday said he
needed a 30-round clip because myriading pigs rush him. and somebody said there are no animals that run toward gunfire. >> i don't know wild pigs are pretty terrifying. and if you were rushed by 40 that would be -- >> stephanie: would that happen though? >> well, i don't know -- it could happen. >> stephanie: and maybe one of them has a bag of vipers. >> the pigs that are taking over lincoln park. >> stephanie: right. myriading feral pigs in lincoln park.
some of them right even have bags of glass. who can say? >> bags of glass. bags of vipers. bags of pigs. >> stephanie: bags of sauceage. >> right. >> stephanie: hi jim, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: guten morgan everybody. i sure miss mudcat on thursday. >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i just wanted to give you one more little retort if you will to the gun nuts when they say it takes a good man with a gun to stop a bad man with a gun. if that's so ask them to please explain what happened to our president's kennedy, and their favorite president reagan and poor jim brady and even president ford. they were surrounded by secret
service -- >> stephanie: good guys with guns. that's a good point. >> caller: and yet what happened? one crazy with a gun that had enough range and velocity and whamo we know the story -- and ask jim brady to see if he would be willing to expand the name of his bill and call it the jim brady and ronald reagan anti-automatic weapon -- >> stephanie: yeah there you go. put reagan on anything and the republicans can't vote against it. let's put him on the trillion dollars coin. >> caller: yeah. >> stephanie: and how do you stop a bad man with a gun lobby, right? >> caller: yeah. >> stephanie: dean in madison you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, dean. >> caller: hey, steph just wanted to talk to you about the whole gun show loophole thing.
i'll a liberal and a gun owner. i'm personally not a fan of the nra and i am in favor of universal background tracks. i have sold guns privately myself where i wished i could do a background check on the person because i want to be 100% safe. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: but i just wanted to let you guys know that most -- as in like 99% of the people who sell guns and gun shows are firearms dealers, so they have to run a background check anyway. and any website that you buy a firearm from or -- whether it's a dealer website or like an auction website, where i can go and list a firearm for sale. when that firearm gets shipped out, it has to get shipped to a licensed gun dealer -- >> stephanie: hang on. after the break right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> i'm not just the typical little girl. i like dancing and ponies and friday nights. >> stephanie: yay. happy friday everyone. thirty-four minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2. we were talking to dean from madison before the break. so you did you don't think the gun show loophole is a big deal because most of the people there are licensed firearm dealers. >> caller: right. i'm not saying we shouldn't close it. i'll just saying it is not the big deal it is made out to be. >> stephanie: but some are. and that is the whole
controversy by the gun show loophole. >> as long as it's a private sale they don't have to process any paperwork. >> caller: right. and like i said i'm in favor of having some sort of system set up -- if i'm selling a firearm to you, i'll not opposed to there being some way i can get information from you call in check to make sure that it is okay for you to have a firearm. currently all that i can do as a private citizen is -- you know my state whichvy wisconsin does -- a thing where you with look up the background online -- >> stephanie: but the gun show loophole should be an easy thing. obviously if you don't have to do any background check don't you think that's where lunatics
know where to go buy guns. >> caller: stephanie i'm saying i agree. but it's not as big of an issue that people think it is. i read something yesterday that said something like 40% of gun sales don't go through background checks because they are private sales. and that's not the case. it is more like 2%. >> stephanie: wait a minute. you think they just made that statistic up? >> what i'm saying -- >> stephanie: but if you are challenging it, where are you getting your information that it is only 2%? >> caller: um . . . i honestly don't remember. i'm not in front of the computer right now. >> stephanie: all right. you call me back then. okay. chris, i'm not saying he is not well meaning but when we get into these debates there do tend to be who get paid to call shows and start out with i'm a
liberal, but, but but -- and it puts out confusion. >> trade organizations estimate the percentage of guns sold at shows by licensed dealers are about 50%. >> stephanie: right. our sexy liberal cause in d.c. is the brady -- i would find it very hard to believe that a reputable organization like that would go out with a number that is fabricated. i'm going to get it is where in the gun lobby where he got that information. >> yes, you can't just throw out a statistic. where did you get that from? >> my ass. >> stephanie: and i want an actual group of feral pigs my
rodding you. >> stephanie: if we have shark attacks do you get a submarine? >> no a laser beam. >> i have one request and that is to have sharks to have freakinlaser beams attached to their heads. >> stephanie: right. tim in illinois. >> caller: good morning, steph. i too author -- i just got a website gun owner info to try to get involved in this debate. because i am a gun owner. i'm from california so i have always kind of lived around fairly restrictive gun regulations in gun ownership.
i don't own an [ inaudible ] ak. i just don't like either one of those platforms. but i was just thinking as now an author and the person being read now on this thing, i'm terrified of coming out of the crowd, but i'm writing to try to say this [ inaudible ] machine is not fair to the vast majority of us gun owners, to call us gun nuts and all this stuff -- >> stephanie: i don't think people -- when you say gun nuts, you are referring to people on the lunatic fringe. >> caller: but it sounds like you are -- >> stephanie: what? >> caller: you used gun nuts several times this morning -- >> stephanie: you don't think that alex jones or ted nugent are gun nuts? >> caller: i think ted nugent is selling his own productings.
i have watched his shows -- >> stephanie: okay. all of the people comparing obama to hitler that's not somebody who is a hysterical gun nut. >> caller: that's absolutely disgusting to say that. but if you look at the history of europe and australia, when they have national gun registries, then complete gun bans have happened. that's historical fact. if you want me to send you an email i would be more than happy to. >> there was a massive buyback of guns in australia -- >> stephanie: yeah, it was a massive shooting there and it has cut gun deaths to practically zilch. >> caller: you can't own a firearm in australia without tremendous regulations. so they did do a gun registry nationwide, and they said all of
these guys on the registry come and sell your guns to us. >> stephanie: you would rather live in a country with 10,000 gun deaths? >> caller: no, i think you are on the right path. i like what -- what biden is doing. what i don't like is the fact that people are not putting their cards on the table. i mean -- biden is an anti gun type of guy. he is more restrictive than permissive, and he has been put in charge of the ban house so to speak -- >> stephanie: the gun lobby has gotten so powerful in this country, that we have gotten so far to one end of this country that anything is unreasonable. >> caller: yes.
>> stephanie: they have shut down debate for so long in this country, nobody even talks about it. >> caller: but stephanie my friend died of a drug overdose. and now there's legalized marijuana use. and that's the drug my son started on -- >> it doesn't kill people. >> caller: no, but it's a drug culture. >> stephanie: yeah chris kennedy said it's a gateway drug. and marijuana as jim pointed out is not designed to kill people. guns are designed to kill people only. >> caller: that's not true. illinois used to consider -- my
daughter and i shoot in the fireplace -- >> stephanie: you shoot notice? >> caller: yeah, it's an air gun -- a pellet gun -- >> we're not talking about pellet guns. we're talking about assault weapons. >> stephanie: what are you shooting in the fireplace, jim? >> soft targets. >> pets? >> stephanie: what are soft targets in your fireplace? we're just really curious now. >> the targets made with old t-shirts and jeans, and stop instantaneously -- >> stephanie: so you say to your daughter -- >> what if you miss? >> stephanie: right. >> >> caller: it's across the room. >> stephanie: we don't mean to judge, but you just call your daughter and say hey honey, do you want to shoot and t-shirts in the living room? >> we're talking about assault
rifles with 30 -- >> stephanie: they are like homemade targets is what you are saying? >> caller: let me finish. we shoot pellets that weigh as much as a bobby pin, and they classified them as firearms in this state. so if you want a dialogue -- and i dearly want a dialogue -- >> stephanie: listen, i don't want to take away your right to shoot at t-shirts in your living room -- >> an air gun isn't technically a firearm. >> stephanie: right. >> the state of illinois probably overreached a little bit there. >> stephanie: perhaps, but again -- >> air guns are classified with bags of vipers in the state of illinois. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i missed how old his daughter was -- >> nine, i think. >> stephanie: because if she was a teenager. she would be like, oh, dad, god,
really? you are going to shoot t-shirts again in the living room. >> i want to play angry birds. >> stephanie: what teenage girl would stop texting long enough to do anything. >> there's that. >> stephanie: i don't mean toe be judgy, jim, but if that is your family's fun, god bless. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i wouldn't be traipsing through their fireplace any time soon. because i tend to wear t-shirts -- >> i think it's a balled up t-shirt -- >> right. but you could miss and -- >> yeah, i'll be around the block. >> you take precaution you wear goggles -- >> stephanie: i would wear goggles if i went to his house for dinner and a helmet. what you guys what to do after dinner? >> let's go shoot something in the house. >> stephanie: want some more wine?
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>> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. fifty minutes after the hour. i'm driving tbone crazy. >> you are. >> stephanie: i'm on a printing frenzy. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: a lot of people did have thoughts on the myriad myriading band of pigs. steph, regarding the arkansas gentlemen -- oh thank you, mr. broadcast news. slam. >> we just killed an entire blue forest. >> stephanie: who needs his 30-round clip to shoot a bunch of pigs. those pigs charging at the animal would not stop when he shot a shotgun at them?
doubt it. [ applause ] >> again i have no evidence that they -- you know that -- if they got the herd mentality and they are charging blindly ahead, i don't know. wild bores are potentially dangerous. >> stephanie: kali writes in, first of all the bore is the one that has tusks and can hurt him, and there are never 40 males in a pack. second when you make a loud noise wild animals will all ass. [ applause ] >> all right. >> stephanie: yeah i think they know us city slickers are not equipped for an argument like that. >> we have the occasional coyote here in los angeles. >> stephanie: our friend from south carolina farm person.
so she understand -- so it's a much of females, what are they going to do gum you to death? >> they can kick the hell out of ya. >> stephanie: right. i suppose. hi, lynn. >> caller: good morning, steph. i have been a gun owner since i was 12. got my first single shot 22 from my dad for my birthday. i have bought guns from gun shows and i have never been asked for a single piece of id. >> stephanie: thank you. there wouldn't be as much of an outcry over the gun show loophole if there were not a gun show loophole. >> caller: exactly. and that pellet gun is a 177
caliber pellet. and it will kill small animals -- >> stephanie: and t-shirts. >> caller: yeah. everybody is beating their chests about their gun rights. nobody is talk about solutions, and you have got to admit that all of these people that do these mass murders are crazy. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and since i believe it's 2009 congress has withheld $1.6 billion for states for mental health services. >> stephanie: thank you, lynn i just heard someone making this point yesterday. these are the same republicans cutting mental health, and then they scheme about it being mental health and not guns and it is clearly both. >> caller: right. my solution is to have a special tax for all gun and ammunition manufacturers that would be paid directly to the state where the
product is sold earmarked just for mental health services. >> stephanie: that's a great idea. that's what i mean solutions. joe biden yesterday. >> there is a surprising -- so far -- a surprising recurrence of suggests that we have universal background checks not just close the gun show loophole, but total universal background checks including private sales. and he is saying he has never seen it the number of people and senator coming up to him that are saying this time is different, and here is what i think we should do. yet despite fresh opposition from the nra. >> yeah, they walked out of the discussions yesterday. did you see that. they said they're not going to deal with the white house anymore. >> stephanie: yeah. the nra one of the groups that
met with biden rejected the efforts and dug in to their opposition. that made it explicitly clear that the president already made up his mind. and we made it clear that we disagree with him. biden's proposal also recommendings to address mental health. the issues have wide support from gun rights groups and pro-gun lawmakers. that's the problem right there. everybody else is willing to come to the table except -- right. as the meeting took place, a student was shot and killed in california. oh, one person? i guess that is not one big deal. >> just kills one guy. what? was he killed? >> stephanie: actually -- i don't know. >> oh, god. >> stephanie: let's check. >> yeah. mike in illinois you are on the
"stephanie miller show." welcome, mike. hello, mike. >> caller: stephanie? >> stephanie: yes, go ahead. >> caller: high wanted to make a couple of quick points walking into work here. just want -- i'm glad you guys brought up australia when they -- everybody got paid to turn in their guns. i read an article -- it was on facebook -- i'm sorry i don't have the facts i know you guys just said a couple of minutes ago -- >> knew rule, yes. >> caller: you are going to want to provide where you got the percentages -- >> stephanie: yeah i read it on the internet somewhere is not sufficient but go ahead. >> caller: they did pay everybody -- and i know they are not talking about taking away our guns in illinois. it said once the guns were turned in, the crime rate went
up by 40% and they targeted the elderly -- >> you are throwing out statistics -- >> stephanie: you can't throw stuff out -- the gun deaths are 200-something a year -- >> yeah and what like 10,000 here? >> stephanie: yeah. >> of course we have a greater population, so you are going to have to account for -- >> stephanie: right. yeah. that sounds a little -- what is the word, chris -- unscientific to me. >> little bit. >> crime went up 200% and it all against old people. >> stephanie: if you are an old australian, give me a call now. fifty-eight minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: happy friday everybody, sexy liberal john fugelsang coming up for fridays with fugelsang. jacki, mail bag for you. >> oh goodness. >> stephanie: somebody called to criticize your fashion choiced yesterday. terry writes steph i want to call out that woman who called out jacki. where do you get off criticizing jacki's fashion choices when you are sitting around in t-shirts and sweats. is jacki being held to a different standard because she is young beautiful and smart. as far as i'm concerned if jacki
showed up with a roker in her pants -- >> oh. >> as in al roker. >> that was very sweet, but i deserved a little bit of ribbing for yesterday's outfit. i take full responsibility for that 3:00 am decision. >> stephanie: and humility on top of it all. >> good morning, everybody, vice president biden is going to sit in on the meetings that president obama is having can hamid karzai this afternoon. and he'll be meeting with members of the video industry. the nra meeting yet didn't go so well. the nra left displeased at best. they said it was more about demonizing the second amendment than keeping kids safe.
so what did the nra want to talk about? not guns just like they did right after the shooting at nowtown the lobby wanted to talk about school safety, mental health, the collapse of our legal system anything but guns. vice president biden's meeting with the entertainment administration went better. they discussed the ways in which they already police themselves and give parents the tools to protect children from inappropriate or too violent content. there is nothing in place where they intend to trample on anyone's first amendment rights. "politico" pointed out the internet has changed the way kids can access content. a kid may not be able to see a trailer that is inappropriate, but they have access on the internet. again, here is where parents probably come into play. we're back after the break.
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>> stephanie: right. [ applause ] >> stephanie: the guy from arkansas with the ferrell pigs. bob writes we have grizzly bears and we scare them away with little bells. if you need an assault weapon to protect yourself against pigs you are a sissy. hey, momma, i made a -- an al robinger in my pants when i watched the heard of hearing darth vader video. and from jill in new york city steph the unintended consequences of that unnamed
cable system has brought me to the steph app. with your lacy blouse. now i can move around my appointment without sitting in front of the tv. this is so cool. i can still get stuff done. thank you. [ applause ] >> it's a good app. >> stephanie: well, thank you, i worked so hard on it. >> stephanie: ah yeah. >> stephanie: steph i listen to you on my droid -- this is tech talk. will you please have an droid version made. chris? am i working on that? >> the elves are working on it.
>> stephanie: right. right. okay. >> are they feral elves. >> yes. >> stephanie: steven in south chicago says steph let's not be too hastery about rejecting this proposal of arming school teachers. i think whenever teacher has a gun we might see a restoration of their bargaining rights. [ applause ] >> stephanie: gun owners cannot be sued. it's disgusting that they have special immunity that no other manufacturer had. >> well, yeah if a car kills people because it catches fire or something, they are liable but guns are supposed to kill people, so what is the problem. >> stephanie: hey. hey!
[♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the nra has gained 14 million people in the last few days. we have got to stop being scared of any part of this issue. and they left in a huff did they yesterday from the white house. joe biden yesterday. >> in all of my years involved in these issues there is nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual image people have of little six year old kids riddled -- not shot with a stray bullet riddle riddled with bullet holes in their classroom. >> stephanie: yeah, have you seen the picture of the president when he first heard about what happened at sandy hook. some of the details, it's the reality of stuff -- there was
another detail i heard from the aurora shooting that the 911 dispatcher couldn't hear because there were so many gunshots. bill clinton yesterday. >> i grew up in a hunting culture, but this is nuts. >> stephanie: he says why does anyone need a 30-round clip for a gun. half of all of the mass killings in the u.s. have occurred since the assault weapon ban expired. half in all of the history of the country. so i hope gabby giffords and other people who stepped up after the newtown tragedy. half of all mass killings in the u.s. have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired. how do you explain that.
>> feral elves. >> stephanie: yes, feral pigs clearly. the nra president yesterday after the meeting. >> the administration was able to check the box and say they talked to the representativives of firearm owners, and now they wanted to proceed with what they wanted to do. >> great. >> stephanie: anything they are talking about has nothing to do with effective or we repeeling the second amendment. piers morgan by the way gets to stay. the white house responded wednesday to a petition that sought to deport piers morgan. the white house said let's not let arguments over the constitution's second amendment violate the spirit of its first. it also enshrines the freedom of
press and speech. no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed an opinion. morgan tweeted, thanks for keeping me mr. president. [ applause ] >> stephanie: he needs to wear a split shield the next time he has alex jones on. >> sneeze guard. >> stephanie: right. lawrence in chicago. you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, awesome show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: yes, i -- my issue is the president is constantly being attacked by the right-wing and they are saying -- they have been saying for a long time that he wants to take away your guns. talking to all of the gun owners, and he is steadily trying to defend that. and i think the problem is that he is having is we -- the right-wing -- i mean the president does want to take away the guns but only from the crazy
people, and that's the only way that all of those democratic congressmen or senator around the count friday will be able to survive, you know, by making a clear definition of who needs the guns taken away and who can keep the guns. you cannot win if everybody believes you are trying to take guns from everyone. so my -- the reason for me calling is that you stephanie as a comedian and very brilliant person -- [ bell chimes ] >> caller: to frame the definition of who is crazy and who is not. because others feel offended when you say gun nuts. so we need to go online and say these people over here are the crazy people. they need to lose their guns and everybody is okay. >> stephanie: well, thank you. but the president is not talking about taking away guns from
anybody. it's preventing people from getting them that should not have them. >> caller: well it's the same thing. every couple of years these people pop up and they go crazy. >> stephanie: yeah. there's all kinds of that stuff where you could do better checks of who has them -- >> the nra is trying to say the proof that obama is trying to take your guns is that he hasn't done it yet in his first term. >> stephanie: right. exactly. martha in illinois. hi, go ahead. >> caller: yeah, a person can go crazy any time. i could snap at anytime. give me a break. >> stephanie: all right. martha thanks for the warning. [ laughter ] >> caller: come on. it's just ridiculous. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i just think people need to be educated more and we need to have like public service
ads reminding parents who own guns to look them up because people are so stupid. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: you know, it's just -- come on. and maybe if we legalize drugs we'll get rid of gangs and drugs. >> stephanie: there are so many aspects of this. michael moore was talking about how many times we kill women in this country, and how many times it is an ex and a gun involved. if there is a gun around it makes it a lot easier to kill somebody or, quote unquote, resolve some issue that is tragic. >> and if you lock up your guns to protect your family then if there is an intruder you don't have the time to get the gun. >> stephanie: right. and that's the thing with teacher, literally they would have to be rambo -- they would have to have a military assault
weapon on their person at all times, right? seriously -- there was controversy of teachers hugging or not -- >> no, to bulky. >> stephanie: no, nobody hugging. seventeen minutes after the hour. back with right-wing world and more next on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: you keep listening, she'll make more. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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"stephanie miller show." welcome to it. twenty-one minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. oh, how exciting. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: donald rumsfeld will offer of rules in a new book entitled "rumsfield's rules." >> stars and crackers. >> stephanie: do you think he will do the book on tape? it will offer a candid take on failure and crisis and moving up in the business world. he spent a little more time in crisis and failure, didn't he? >> yeah. >> stephanie: my stars. okay. richard in tennessee you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, richard. >> caller: hello.
>> stephanie: hello. go ahead. >> caller: let me tell you up front that i'm an nra member. i'm also generally a conservative. and i don't want to come on your show to bash or argue with you just some facts. >> okay, and you are going to use citations of where you got these facts, correct. >> caller: it's openly pretty much public. >> stephanie: oh go ahead, then. >> caller: has anybody taken a look at canada? >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i notice the president is interested in a nationwide database. they tried this in canada. this -- this went on for approximately ten years and i think last year or the year before the parliament finally tabled the entire law. it was set up and estimated to cost just a little over a million dollars a year and wound up costing thimbles. >> stephanie: richard they have a lot of guns in canada but
have barely any gun deaths, why is that, do you think? >> caller: i would say they do background checks, which i'm not opposed to. the only way you are ever going to curtail these violent deaths like this, is to get the guns out of these people's hands that don't need guns. >> stephanie: so how do we do that? >> the nra is opposed to that. >> caller: no, they are definitely not opposed to people with mental problems having guns. >> stephanie: but they don't seem -- any one else's solution on how to do that, they are against. they say they are for that. >> but they don't offer a solution. >> caller: i don't know if anybody has a solution. >> stephanie: yes, we do. >> caller: how do you do that? >> stephanie: background checks and closing the gun show
loophole -- >> caller: the 1964 gun act clearly states that the act does not prohibit the occasion sale between individuals. so you have that law to contend with. >> yes, i think we need to repeal that law. >> caller: that's fine. >> the nra say we shouldn't repeal that law. >> caller: i'm not here to represent the nra. i'm just here to ask you some questions -- >> stephanie: but so far we agree. i think if you were interested in cooperation, you would burn your nra card on the air right now. >> caller: no, they teach more safety classes than anybody in the country. >> stephanie: that's nice. >> caller: how do you go about enforcing a law like that where you have people who live in the country, and one wants to sell a
gun to a neighbor down the road? how do you enforce that? >> stephanie: i think the major thing that people are talking about are these huge gun shows where anybody can buy a gun. >> caller: but that's from an individual, not a gun dealer. >> stephanie: right, but 40% of the people that get runs gets them from no background checks. >> caller: where do you get these facts from? >> from the gun owner's association. it's also widely available on the internet. >> everybody knows if cletus wants to sell a gun to buford -- >> stephanie: you are being a
snooty city slicker now. >> what benefits do you get by joining the nra? >> stephanie: i don't know. yeah, i don't understand why you want to say if you don't believe in any of those rules, you don't practice them. >> you get free bullets with your popcorn. >>s at popeye's. >> stephanie: careful. >> yeah, ouch. >> stephanie: bob in wisconsin. hello, bob. >> caller: good morning. i had a question -- now i think i got two, but first off we got elected officials that are willing to go over the fiscal cliff; that don't seem to care too much about the deficit -- >> stephanie: right. >> caller: the one that is coming up -- how can we trust these people to intelligently regulate guns.
>> stephanie: well, good point. you can't. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: here is a headline, business leaders back obama not the republicans on the debt ceiling. they always say we're good for business and the job creators no they are not. the financial services round table which represents nearly a hundred of the largest financial service firms in the country is set to increase the pressure on the republicans. you are going to have the full force of the financial industry come down on you, so stop bluffing. let's go to chris in illinois. hi chris, welcome. hi, chris. >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: hi, go ahead. >> caller: i hope the nra is watching fox this morning, because they had a news clip from portland, oregon tea partiers with their don't tread
on my t-shirts have assault rifles strapped to their back, and a couple of ladies called 911. they had kids out on the sidewalks and nra is inciting violence just like fox is? i hope they know that. and this morning stewart barney was talking how he thinks the nra is afraid of the public. they better be afraid of the public. that man call that called before sounded nice enough. they are scaring old people. i don't have an assault rifle, and the first thing they have to do is put marijuana in vending machines everywhere, because all of the drug dealers all over america carry guns. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: okay. wow, how did we get there all of a sudden. twenty nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> i'm basically like a farmer. instead of corn, you've got dope. (vo) but what is legal and what is criminal?
>> this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. only on current tv. break the ice with breath-freshening cooling crystals. ice breakers.
>> announcer: stephanie miller. >> wow, i would expeer men with that girl. >> too small. >> that's me for two weeks in college. [ laughter ] >> two weeks huh? >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." thirty-four minutes after the hour. kenny pick in cleveland is in a hissy. >> caller: that was fast. sorry, you caught me eating a snap pea. >> stephanie: wow. that was weird. go ahead. >> caller: the guy that called in that said ted nugent was not a gun nut.
what about all of the sexual things he said on stage with his gun. >> stephanie: that's right. >> caller: and the wild pig hunter that needed the machine gun to kill off of the pigs. he is the first person to ever kill any kind of animal like that. >> stephanie: right. you are employing sarcasm respect you, kenny pick? >> caller: yeah, a little bit. >> look at you. >> caller: sorry the snow pea threw me all offer. >> stephanie: love you. >> caller: happy within sweetheart. >> stephanie: dick army -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: he revealed all sorts of interesting tidbits like the practice of charging activists to at tend free
events. he didn't know he was talking to media matters. he thought he was talking to media research. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: the left-wing media matters, the daily caller found out he thought he was chatting with brent brazill. and he said who is the guy with the red beard that always does the show that points out how bias the press is. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> that's the guy that looks like he smells like cigarettes. >> stephanie: he added he is probably overly chatters with media matters. >> yeah, i saw that. >> stephanie: he is a dummy. okay. oh, dick. let's dive into the right-wing world weird. sean hannity and rudy giuliani. >> if they have to only central
areas of government will get funded. they will shut it down until the president -- >> everyone agrees a except the most radical left wingers that the spending is out of hand. so let's address that cut spending, in a way that actually balances the budget. >> and that means getting rid of social security and medicare. >> stephanie: right. only the most radially left-wingers. all right rudy. eric bowling on the five. >> president obama has pushed for legalizing drugs, jumping the border and pushed for making the gun i used to protect my family and property [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: what? first of all the president has been cracking down on you know -- what do you call it the marijuana -- that has been a
controversy. >> right. oh, god. >> stephanie: he was still enforcing the federal policy. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: do they just start from every premise that is a lie. >> yes. >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] barns. >> alex jones, i was rolling in the floor. you know, you give the guy a raise. that was the best moment in television of the year so far. >> i'll be honest with you, i think pat buchanan and mr. jones are absolutely right. if they try to confiscate our guns, i think there will be a revolution. i can't think of anything else that americans would do. >> who wants to confiscate -- >> stephanie: again, they start with a premise that is just incorrect and then dare you to
have an argument with them. >> if atlantis rises from the sea again -- >> yeah and ass hats only go on radio shows like that so they don't get crap -- >> stephanie: if atlantis rises, then we're going to need -- >> submarines. >> stephanie: uh-huh. any more thoughts on that? no. rush limbaugh and a caller. >> probably some threats among those, what should the publisher of the journal news do? as described in the "new york times," she hired armed guards. >> of course. they are permitted. they will never use guns to kid their kids. they use abortion to kill their
kids. >> stephanie: wow. okay. >> that's the first time i have ever heard good people used as an insult. >> stephanie: yes, exactly. they keep dragging all of these other issues into it in order to muddy the waters. >> right. >> look if all of the gun -- i'll say enthusists to be nice decided to ban together to fight the government they would lose. we have the biggest military on the planet by a huge factor. it's just a fantasy. >> stephanie: let's say it like that, jim, people with gun enthusiasms. >> enthusiasms. me i got enthusiasms with baseball bats. >> right. it's not unreasonable for you to hire an armed guard if you feel threatened. >> right. they are trained to do that sort of thing.
>> stephanie: right. okay. yeah, that's like what i mean. barbara boxer thinks we should use national guard. >> exactly. >> stephanie: yesterday i think bill clinton was saying in high crime areas where they may want to hire -- but i'm going that's the whole problem, newtown isn't a high-crime area. >> right. >> stephanie: mark levin on the radio. >> there is a pathetic troll prancing around as a conservative. he goes by the name of joe scarborough. i have assigned him a name. the morning smoe. i hear he has a tv program in the morning on mslsd. i wouldn't be surprised. you have a whole line up of
freaks on that show. >> including "stephanie miller show" "stephanie miller show." >> stephanie: morning smoe. that's hilarious. msclds -- ha. ha. >> "stephanie miller show" one of the most popular and liberal radio hosts in the country. >> stephanie: thank you, mark. >> perhaps you missed my sarcasm. >> sweatshops for emerging economies are for workers with no skills, and then over time the country moves away from it. >> we should go back to slavery. slavery built america. >> yeah! >> stephanie: and it was cheap! >> it was the cheapest labor there is. let's go back to that. what an idiot. >> stephanie: wow. wow. [ applause ] >> my head hurts.
>> it's an emerging economy of course they should have slaves and die in their workplace. >> stephanie: i want to be down now with right-wing world. we're there. >> are we done? >> stephanie: yeah. >> oh good. [ applause ] >> remember the days in the show when right-wing world would sometimes run into the next hour? >> stephanie: yeah, less is good. troy in buffalo, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: yes. this is troy. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: in buffalo, reading from the bpdny weren't org website, the 2011 press star buffalo's mayor had a forced city gun buyback. this is may of 2011 so they had one already just recently in 2012, but since -- four gun buybacks not including 2012 they have collected 2951 guns in
the city of buffalo. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: i just -- i watch all of the news, i watch you all day, i watch stephanie -- or rachel maddow, and i have heard all of the conversation about gun buybacks. no one has ever mentioned buffalo. >> stephanie: yeah, that's to me that's a fair amount of guns in a city that size. >> caller: yeah, that's quite a bit. and we have seen the difference on the streets. >> stephanie: yeah. well, hello. listen the gun laws have had an effect in new york city. there is provable evidence in a lot of places. i don't even understand why the gun lobby has a problem with that. it's volunteer. someone in the gun lobby said they shouldn't be allowed to destroy the guns. they should sell them. >> that's what the state of arizona is proposing. >> stephanie: you are missing the point entirely. >> yes, but they are being
forced to make it voluntary see how that works? >> stephanie: i see. forty-five opinions after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: free speech? what a concept. it's "stephanie miller show." ♪ out for us. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits.
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>> stephanie: the trillion dollars coin would weigh as much as 89 blue whales or as much as a submarine. >> and eric bowling things algebra algebra algebra is a conspiracy theory. >> >> ermahgurd. >> stephanie: what does fox news add to our national debate. >> they had nothing. >> you get nothing! good day sir!
>> i feel bad for the researcher that had to research how much 89 blue whiles weigh. >> stephanie: he is like that's the most insanely -- >> what you just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things i ever hear. at no point were you even close to anything that could be rational thought. everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to you. >> stephanie: all right pant of my soul just died. clacky clacky >> 89 blue whales weighs as much -- >> there goes a bikini whale! >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] writes about the archie bunker defense of gun. i remember an argument between
archie and meat head. >> ah geez! >> stephanie: hijacking planes was becoming a problem, and archie's solution was to arm all passengers. [ applause ] >> stephanie: if he really loved me he would send that audio along. do you think this guy is contributing to the gun debate jim? >> looks fine to me. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: unhinged tactical response threatens to start killing people over obama's gun control. he is threatening to start killing people if obama moves forward with gun-control issues. he went ballistic over reports that the president could take
executive action. he said joe biden is asking the president to bypass congress and use executive privilege to impose stricter gun control. [ censor bleep ] that. i'll telling you that is going to inspire a civil war. i need all of you patriots to start thinking about what you are going to do. be prepared to fight. i'm not [ censor bleep ] putting up with this. i'm not letting my country be controlled by a dictator. if it goes one inch further, i'm going to start killing people. >> great. [ applause ] >> stephanie: that guy with the goatee and a shaved head -- >> well that wasn't mean you are going to shoot everybody -- [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> stephanie: chris lavoie has a goatee goatee. >> no this is a full-on beard.
>> stephanie: close enough. andy in massachusetts. watch people with the weird hair. >> oh, sure. >> stephanie: hi andy. >> caller: i have an idea. take the approach that a lot of police departments took with street racing; in that they are having people killed because people are racing in the streets, so the police organized drag races. what if police academies or national guard armories open themselves up for people to come and learn and fire at east atrocious weapons, but do it in a safe, you know, environment, and the most important thing that would start a buy log between the gun owners and the first responders or the people that actually have been in combat, and the big thing about that, i think it will alleviate a big problem, which is the mistrust of these gun owners of law enforcement. so you put them together --
>> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: they will see that the cops aren't nazis coming to get their guns but they will start a buy log -- >> stephanie: maybe they can have a dialogue about what it looks like to walk into a grade school and see what they have to see -- >> caller: exactly. that's what i mean. it's like you can go and -- i -- i don't hunt, but i like skeet shooting. i have been to, you know firing ranges. but if you put them together you lower the paranoia you lower the rhetoric. you lower the insane debate. >> stephanie: yeah that's what i don't get. right-wingers are all law and order until the police have a thought. >> but you are assuming everyone on that side is logical. and the nra was saying that the proof that obama is going to take your guns away is that he hasn't done it yet.
>> stephanie: yes. man gets law and order and fires shotgun at another car in mcdonald's for receiving the wrong order. they fried to cut in front of another week in the drive through an altercation ensued. the woman through a crowbar at the other vehicle, and her male passenger exited his vehicle with a shotgun and fired a shot in her door. let's go to janna in kentucky. >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: hi go ahead. >> caller: we can regulation this militia we're supposed to have by people going to the courthouse or getting online with the courthouse and registering their gun. and just like winger 18 you sign up and say you have guns or you want to be in the well-regulated
militia, and if you shoot a deer from the highway, you will lose your gun and your truck and you will go to jail and you'll get fined, and if you grow pot on your land, they will take land. so take a test show what you are doing, and then you get your ownership card and that way everybody will be happy, and ps pigs will kill you. i have a pig. >> stephanie: oh! >> caller: when they bite you, you lose something. if a pig a mean they will bite you -- >> stephanie: listen -- i have seen pulp fiction or whatever movie that is with the pigs -- >> pulp fiction? >> stephanie: no, the other one. you know what i mean. >> caller: i don't watch movies.
but pigs are super strong animals. if you get in their yard they will run you down hunt you down, and then bite chunks out of you. >> that will help me not feel bad when i ate bacon. >> stephanie: it's a quentin tarantino movie, i'm pretty sure. i'm telling you i will be right and you will be wrong -- >> it's hannibal. >> stephanie: no it's quentin tern tino.
[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: all right jacki schechner hal sparks knower of everything texted the movie is snatch. >> he does know everything. >> stephanie: yes. by guy richie not what do you call it. he said he can't believe that i couldn't remember the name of that film. [ buzzer ] >> given the name of it, yeah. >> but there was a scene in hannibal, where pigs eat a guy. >> apparently it's obscure movie friday. >> stephanie: exactly. of all of the things we have to worry about in l.a. marauding
pigs is not one of them. >> i saw a sunk once. >> stephanie: oh, my god. >> how did you survive. good morning, everybody. west virginia senator ray rockefeller is holding a press conference this morning to announce that he will not be seeking reelection next year. the five-term democrat is 75 years old and plans to retire. he served as governor for eight years before before winning his senate seat. planned parent of texas will be in federal court today fighting for a right to be a part of the state's new women's health program. texas wanted federal money for its health and wellness program for low-income women but it wanted to not include
organizations that also provided abortion. rick perry and republican lawmakers decided that they wanted to make the program entirely state funded. stade planned parenthood is asking the court for a temporary injunction, pointing out it provides basically health care to some 50,000 texans if you are now getting emails from the president obama inauguration that's because the former campaign is holding a conference inauguration weekend to figure out to organize structure, staff and fund its future activities. we're back with more show after the break. stick with us.
(vo) as marijuana gains social and legal acceptance, a new pioneer is emerging from the backwoods. >> i'm basically like a farmer. instead of corn, you've got dope. (vo) but what is legal and what is criminal? >> this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. only on current tv.
[♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: i am suing you for emotional distress. i did not need to see that seen from hannibal. i think i'm going to barf! >> so it happens in two movies. >> stephanie: yes. like hal sparks said he can't believe i couldn't remember the
name of that show. >> yes. in hallibal they feed a guy in a wheelchair to pigs. >> stephanie: elizabeth writes lord of the flies! [ buzzer ] >> no! >> stephanie: no! rory writes -- >> he was killed by a rock. >> by iraq? >> stephanie: oh my god. really. when that guy said he needed an assault weapon to protect himself from wild pigs. the ones in northern california run away from us. [ applause ]
>> stephanie: i don't know. linda is in minneapolis, she says i was born and raised in monimini. there is another monomini on the eastern side of wisconsin. >> it's like john boner is in wisconsin. >> stephanie: it's just fun to say. and can't wisconsin [ inaudible ] ♪ abaud baud ♪ ♪ abaud baud ♪ >> stephanie: katy also in indianapolis, the official volleyball coach and caffeine addict of the "stephanie miller show" [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: steph i'm not only listen to you in am 950 on my android app, but i recently
found out the android app called tune in plays all sorts of radio shows across the country. love the ear candy, appreciate the current tv eye candy. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: speaking of eye canada, it's friday! >> of course he would be ear candy, because -- >> stephanie: he is ear and eye candy. ♪ fugelsang is just all right with me ♪ >> good morning, children. >> stephanie: good morning, john fugelsang in the new york bureau. >> greetings from a very uneventful week here at current. >> you have been hosting "viewpoint" all week long. >> yes, and will continue to do so for the nearby future. >> stephanie: and you have been fantastic. i will see you live next
saturday night. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: jan 19th inauguration weekend for sexy liberal in dc. >> it is going to be a huge show. and there's a special guest that no one is allowed to talk about. >> stephanie: two. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: so john fugelsang this gun debate it's good that we're having it but then there's these people that go right to obama is hitler. >> exactly. we had richard feldman who is a gun lobbyist on the show last night. he was at the meeting with vice president biden yesterday. and it was all of the same crap. and i pointed out the statistics, frank luntz who gave a poll to the nra members last summer, 87% of the members agree
that they should try to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals. >> stephanie: john that's the way it seems thus far is of course as usual, everybody is coming to the table except the gun lobby. >> because they only represent gun manufacturers and the only thank they want out of gun owners and is their money and donations. so you are getting so many emails hustling you for nickels, when in reality they are working against their own membership. >> stephanie: that's right. good morning. >> caller: hi, i have been just absolutely livid. i am a news junky, and we're missing an opportunity to really
use this issue to point out, not only the rank hypocrisy of the right-wing, and i want somebody to ask them why is the second amendment sang row sang when they have no problem with steve king trying to pass a law to change the 14th amendment, redefine it regarding the citizenship. they have no problem passing anti-abortion laws when the supremes have deemed that women have that right. they pick and choose the constitution just like they pick and choose the bible. >> stephanie: yeah and they spending how much time and taxpayer money trying to repeal the affordable care act. >> caller: exactly. not once when they bring up their precious second amendment -- and i'm a gun owner. i got my first gun at 12.
nobody challenges -- why is your amendment and your part of the constitution more senkrosck -- what about the right to pursue life and happiness? >> stephanie: yeah. somebody put it that way, pat. where does your right to own a gun supersede my right to not get shot. >> caller: exactly. i grew up in a family of alcoholics and domestic abuse, and if we had guns around we would all be dead. and i throw things at the tv and my dog runs away screaming, but if we would justcoless around every time they bring it up raise the hypocrisy. we do it periodly when they do something stupid, but bring it
all together to point out -- every one of those people using leviticus are eating shrimp and [ inaudible ]. >> hey, when did obama write well-regulated into my second amendment? i want that out of there too! >> stephanie: speaking of which my personal comedy jesus -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: new york mayor, cory booker wrote a column in college about overcoming his disgust and latent hostility that he once felt toward gay people. >> uh-huh. i grew up in like the homophobia capitol of the east coast, and i was horribly homophobic.
and my heart grew. >> stephanie: like the grinch? how many sizes? >> my heart grew three sizes. but it's hate and ignorance. that's why no children hate until they are taught to. >> stephanie: right. booker wrote that he hated gays though he was able to feign acceptance of gay people until a counselor opened his eyes. a lot of people were saying about when it becomes personal. this is back in 1992. i still remember how my bra would unconsciously furl. he said he wanted to argue and debate with a counselor during her first debate, inste he quickly disarmed me with his testimony, he said it was chilling to find so much of his
testimony was similar to with what my grandparents told me about growing up black. he describes it now as his teenage struggle for integrity. >> and that's what it is all about. which is why i was so proud that they said they are going to start performing same-sex marriages in washington, d.c. and our homophobes started to flip out despite the fact that jesus never said anything about gay people. they just want to have something to blame hurricanes on. >> stephanie: yeah, the referendum in new jersey he said we should not be putting civil rights to a popular vote. so boy, i hope this all gets resolved at the supreme court. >> if we had you still wouldn't have been able to eat at the
same table as black people. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the headline chris christie is able to fill the void. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: looks like he is positioning himself for 2016 presidential run. although he said it would be crazy for anyone to try to plan four years from now. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: a new poll shows christie crushing -- [ laughter ]. >> that's awful. we need acceptance. >> stephanie: yes, stop putting in immature sound effects. >> so you are saying chris christie wants to run. >> that's all we can do. >> stephanie: he was born to run. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: seventeen minutes after the hour back with more fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." >> very interesting but stupid.
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ hoping i could learn a bit about how to give and take ♪ ♪ but since i came here felt the joy of love here founding myself making every possible mistake ♪ >> stephanie: yep. yep. yep. all of them. every single one. twenty-two minutes after the hour. fridays with fugelsang in the new york bureau. there was another shooting out
here in california and there is somebody that was critically injured but not -- >> he was shot in the chest and he was 16 years old, and the teacher who took shrapnel in her body talked him out of it. >> stephanie: yeah, he was targeting two classmates because he felt he had been bullied. you know, and it's interesting, john in the debate about military assault weapons, i mean -- again, this is a tragedy and we hope the kid recovers but you go there is not the same kind of carnage. in these other cases, it's just horrific listening to the details -- >> it's really true. and with frank luntz survey last year, 79% of nra members support background checks. the argument i had last night on
"viewpoint" from the gun lobbyist at the meeting yesterday, was that i should be able to sell a gun to my friends if i want. and i pointed out that's what gang members do. and i said if it saves one child's life isn't it worthed it? and he said what if it costs one child's life. and he said well if i'm worried about my daughter's life and i want to give her a gun on saturday, i can't have the background check happen until monday. and i said have your kid stay home for the weekend. >> yeah. >> but these are the arguments i'm up against, and i'm afraid we are going to see the white house cave on assault weapons, but they will proceed on background checks and high-ammunition clips. >> stephanie: yeah i got to say -- listen john i'm the biggest gun grabber liberal
there is but i agree with what you just said even if we can save one life, and if we can do it in steps, that's better than nothing. the gun show loophole anything we can agree on maybe rather than one big piece of legislation. we have to start somewhere. >> no one in the administration has ever suggested taking anyone's guns away from them ever. >> but what if the soviet union reassembles itself overnight, and i'm stuck with my glock! >> stephanie: yeah. >> and you know what they say -- first off when they say i need to protect myself from the government. you say who are you going to shoot? policemen? are you shooting american soldiers? or are you shooting federal agents? furthermore the government -- they have got drones trainings --
>> stephanie: i'm sure they will be really scared about your assault weapon right before you vaporize. >> it's a paranoid male fantasy. and it's about their entertainment. >> it's about their penis expension. >> stephanie: oh chris lavoie just because men like things that go off in their hands doesn't mean you can make that joke. >> thousands of people walk around new york city with guns in their pants and they are completely secure in their penis size. >> stephanie: john from texas -- >> caller: i was going to tell you it was hannibal --
>> stephanie: and snatch. >> caller: and also true blood. but anyway what is yawl's definition of assault rifle. >> stephanie: well, i have the fun facts right here in front of me. [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: sometimes semi automatic [ inaudible ]. standard service rifles in most modern armies. >> caller: so that would already be inlegal. it is a fully auto rifle. >> stephanie: right. okay. let me go back. it should be distinguished from the u.s. legal term assault weapons. it's the standard rifles in most armies. when general mccrystal said these are not the kinds of guns that should be on the streets. >> absolutely. >> caller: and what confuses me is that an ar-15 rifle does not
fit that definition. >> well, it is able to be automatic or semi automatic -- >> civilians should not be able to carry weapons designed to kill people in a very short period of time. >> but it does not have fully auto -- >> and that's the gun used in the batman theater. do you defend his right to have access to that gun for his personal entertainment. >> no. >> caller: he had no criminal record. my point is when the nra can invent a gun that stops men from
snapping y'all can have all of the guns you want. >> stephanie: that's a good point. don't you think it might be helpful to not have the level of artillery we have currently? wouldn't that be part of the solution. >> caller: i was just trying to get the definition straight. >> but assault rifles are meant to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time. >> stephanie: right a military guy was saying because they don't have enough time to train armies -- >> uh-huh. being a sniper is a very specific skill. >> stephanie: right. twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the
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>> stephanie: colin powell will be on mete the press to express his support. hello, don? >> caller: steph. thank you my wife very much appreciated the pro flowers. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: thank you, john. see the wonders of typing stephanie in your box. >> caller: yes. i want to talk about the word need n-e-e-d. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: when we talk about civil rights and stuff like that, the word need ever came into effect. i think you guys would go nuts if i started talking about some common sense restrictions on
abortion. or why does a woman need to have an abortion. or she already had three abortions, she doesn't need another abortion but yet we're hah happy to throw that word around when we're talking about the second amendment. if you have a problem with the law, change the damn law. >> stephanie: that's what we're talking about. >> adam lanzo wasn't breaking the law until december. >> caller: right. i don't need an assault rifle, using your terminology. i don't need one. but i have one. i like it. i like to go shoot it. >> yeah, it's entertainment. >> right. it's a toy. >> stephanie: but don we're talking about reasonable gun laws. you don't need an abrams tank
but you should be able to have one if you want one. but you can't. >> caller: no, i'm talking about the whole issue of a right -- >> stephanie: but a military assault weapon is a military weapon. that was general mccrystal's point. civilians shouldn't have either is his point. >> caller: well, outlaw them then. >> some of us believe in that. and you can keep yourselves even when others are not being sold. >> caller: well, i can register mine if i have to. but i don't understand the word "need." >> stephanie: people want to keep inserting their personal issue. >> this guy at least admitted it is a toy and he likes his toy.
>> stephanie: yep. gail in new york. >> caller: hi stephanie. you know, at the beginning of the program when you were talking about the teachers, you know, having these weapons? >> stephanie: right. >> caller: i group up in the time, you know where corporal punishment was the thing. and i remember i was picking up my sister in first grade and what not, and this teacher through me up against the wall just because i was helping her put her boots on. could you imagine if that teacher would have been allowed to have a gun? >> stephanie: yeah. we have been talking all morning about specific teachers of ours that shouldn't have a gun. >> and everyone who thinks that more guns makes us safer needs to look at europe japan or
australia. >> stephanie: exactly. let's go to josh in seattle. >> caller: hey, how are you. >> stephanie: good go ahead. >> caller: sorry you just caught me off guard. anyway, so i just wanted to share how i dealt with the gun issue with my kids we treated the [ inaudible ] pretty much as more or less important as any other [ inaudible ] and basically we wanted to try to create an environment where guns and pretty much anything was not a taboo subject, and we were totally willing to -- because your strategy was to combat those types of things with education as opposed to trying to hide it or lock it away and so on and so forth -- [ inaudible ] as soon as my son -- >> stephanie: i'm sorry -- >> yeah. >> didn't get that sorry.
>> stephanie: ho was calling from atlantis. you were right earlier. >> i support his right to own plutonium in his house. >> stephanie: too me. patrick in maryland. hello, patrick? >> caller: hello. i'm here to talk about the second amendment. >> go ahead. morning. >> caller: i think people should be able to have ar-15s since it's a constitutional right. >> for a well regulated militia. are you a member of a well regulated militia, sir? >> caller: no. >> well then it doesn't belong to you. >> it's to have a well regulated
militia. >> stephanie: they were referring to muskets and i support your right to have as many muskets as you would like. >> do you support james holmes's right to have an ar-14. >> they are not for hunting. >> i know. but do you support james holmes's right to have an ar-14? >> caller: no. but it doesn't mean you have the right to take away guns -- >> no one is saying that. >> it's going to go downhill after the ar-14s. then little be rifles -- >> no. >> stephanie: you can't use the slippery slope argument. to have obama is going to take your guns it's crazy. >> sir, if it saves one child's life --
>> stephanie: let him talk john. go ahead. patrick. >> caller: do you actually trust obama that he is only going to ban assault rifles. i don't at all. >> i'm not even sure he is going to do that. >> caller: he is a liar. >> stephanie: he is a liar? >> caller: yes. >> how do you know this? >> he reads off of a telegram -- >> stephanie: teleprompter. >> like every president has done. that guy was a teenager who thought he could trap us. he had no reasoning skills because he only had talking points -- >> stephanie: his tea party boss that pays him to call radio shows -- i toll you
teleprompter! you moron! all right. jay carney addressing -- usually the president too black. now he is appointing way too many whites. >> i think it would be useful to wait and make judgments after this issue after the president has made the totally of appointments that he will make. >> stephanie: see, now he's being racist against black people. >> republicans saying the obama cabinet is too white is like [ inaudible ]. you don't get to do that. fox news mike huckabee, these guys they don't get to complain about that. and george w. bush had 24% women appointees, and president obama has 35.
>> stephanie: thank you. george go ahead. >> caller: thank you for taking my call. are you aware of how many people in the united states save themselves from great bodily harm or injury in a year by having -- >> stephanie: not as many are likely to shoot a friendor -- >> caller: i just asked a question because you have been discussing how many people have been killed -- >> stephanie: right. not nearly as many times. >> right. and we're not talking about handguns at all. >> stephanie: you are three times more likely to shoot a family member or acquaintance. >> and we're not talking about handguns. >> and handguns are overwhelmingly used in more crimes than assault rifles. so again if we asked the caller how many of those people saved their lives usen an ar-14.
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♪ because we are living in a material world and i am a material girl ♪ ♪ you know that we are living in a material world, and i am a material girl ♪ >> she always had a fake english accent even back then. >> stephanie: you're interest detroit please madonna. fridays with fugelsang in the new york bureau. lindsay lohan has been accused of stealing $250 of furniture -- >> $250,000 of furniture. >> stephanie: right. >> if you are coked up enough you could -- >> she may have -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> ermahgerd. >> stephanie: think of all of the stuff winona ryder --
>> wow that was an '80s reference. >> stephanie: boy, sharon stone has kept a few frocks but $250,000 worth of furniture. >> we know she didn't keep the underwear from that one movie. >> stephanie: no. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: lance armstrong has agreed to an interview with oprah. what do you think? will he come clean? >> if he comes clean -- look whatever he did -- and it seems clear that he did what he is accused of what he has doing, it
doesn't take away from what he has done for cancer research. he has enough money and the best karma would be if he found out all of that time cheryl crow was faking it too. >> stephanie: i dope on my bike trips now. >> but you dope with chardonnay. >> but he took his blood out oxygen at itted and then put it back in his body. and this was the first week no one was inducted in the hall of fame because of the steroid scandal. we just need the dope league. >> stephanie: someone was saying it was an even playing field. and if a dirty field he is still
the best. >> but then it goes -- >> stephanie: you let oprah handle the details. roy in nashville. >> caller: there's no mention in the media about the medical cost of treating gunshot injuries. all of this talk about deaths which is a figure hard to find out. go try to find anything on the intro nut you get lead down a rabbit hole with misinformation. >> stephanie: yeah. they have prevented us even from doing research on gun violence. it's incredible the power they have had. >> and it effects communities financially. that's a good point. >> stephanie: yep. andrew in california. you are on with john. hi, andrew.
>> caller: hi how are you doing steph? >> stephanie: good go ahead. >> caller: i'm home sick today, so i thought i would call in. i want to give a history lesson about the second amendment if i could. >> stephanie: okay. >> please. >> the second amendment is there because it would prevent the government from taking control are doing two really bad things. one they are misinterpreting history, because they say we were able to overthrow the british because we had muskets. well the muskets didn't do very well against the british. and the second misinterpretation that they are coming with is you are allowed to have your weapon because the second amendment says you have the right to bare
arms. when our founding fathers tried to set up our country and we were thinking about how to protect ourselves from foreign invaders. they were copying on the british model of how to organize an army. and they had county militias, and also to act as fill-ins for replacements and get already trained men to fight. and the army needed a quick replenishment of our army. so our founding fathers said that's a great idea, so we're going to do the same thing. we'll have a well regulated militia that we'll train to use in times of war. >> stephanie: the national guard, right? >> caller: right. that's why we have the national guard. the interpretation that somehow we won the war against the british because the people who lived here had bird-hunting
muskets is absurd. and to think the second amendment was written that we were protecting ourselves from a tyrannical government is absurd. >> stephanie: good point. [ bell chimes ] >> also the government already takes over every day already. >> stephanie: right. right. i love the idea of muskets myself, john, because american -- we're such an instant gratification society. if we have to wait for anything we'll -- >> i have to tamp it down. >> stephanie: you know what football is on. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: john fugelsang anything else to plug? >> "viewpoint" is now hosted by me on current tv. >> yeah! >> yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of time-warner. it's too bad so many people
couldn't hear that announcement. we had some great guests. we just had a panel with a christian, muslim jew, and an atheist that looked like jesus. >> wow did they walk into a bar? >> yes. and we'll do everything we can, folks to get stephanie miller to be a guest. >> stephanie: i'm on it. and sexy liberal jan 19th. don't miss the party. we'll see you there. have a great weekend, john fugelsang. >> love you guys. >> see ya john. >> stephanie: see you monday on the "stephanie miller show." ♪